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Bat Conservation Technician

Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources & UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Social Circle
Job Description:

The University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (…) and the Wildlife Conservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) (…) are offering two seasonal positions for winter 2021/2022. The employees will work under a graduate student and DNR employee primarily conducting surveys for bats in caves and culverts throughout Georgia. Duties will include measuring and weighing bats, swabbing bats, collecting environmental conditions data, and handling and storing samples. Applicants must be willing to work long days (> 10 hours) under physically challenging conditions (e.g., working in dark, wet, and cold conditions). Other activities may include data entry, gear maintenance, bat acoustic call analysis, and other work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid class C driver’s license. Applicants must have college-level coursework in ecology, wildlife biology, or a related field. Applicants should be in good physical condition and be able to work in a variety of field conditions including crouching and crawling in caves and culverts where encounters with snakes, alligators, biting insects, etc. are possible. Applicants should be comfortable performing data entry and other computer-based work.


Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals that have current rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis and have experience with bat handling and bat identification. Experience using a GPS is also preferred.


Breakdown Responsibilities: 75-85% time performing field research; 15-25% time performing data-entry or other computer-based work., dependent on employer.

Duration: Mid-October 2021 through early April 2022, somewhat flexible depending on availability (limited term of 6-months)

$11.90 per hour

Travel to study sites will be by state vehicle and lodging will be provided.

How to Apply:

How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF document to:

Emily Ferrall, Wildlife Biologist

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Wildlife Conservation Section


Questions Email: or Phone: 706-557-3212